School Council



What is the School Council?


Made up of two representatives from each class from Year 2 to Year 6, the School Council meet regularly to discuss issues raised by the different classes and to work on other important projects and events throughout the school year.

There are many projects and aspects of school life that the School Council get involved with.

Here are some examples:

  • Behaviour
  • Lunchtimes/Playtimes
  • Areas around school e.g. cloakrooms, toilets
  • Equipment for our playground
  • School environment – Litter – Recycling
  • Raising money for charity
  • Improving our classrooms
  • Helping to organise special events/competitions

Helping to shape our curriculum

How are our School Councillors chosen?

The election of the School Council members reflects our British electoral system and demonstrates democracy in action. Every year we run an election campaign to vote for two new representatives for each class from Year 2 upwards. Candidates write their manifesto and make a speech to their class explaining the qualities they have that would make them a suitable council member. Pupils then consider the characteristics they think are most important for an elected representative and vote in secret using ballot boxes. The results are shared in our Celebration Assembly.

How can I share my ideas with the School Council?

 If you would like to put your ideas forward to the school council:
• Speak to a school council representative.
• Post your ideas in the suggestion boxes in your classroom or hand them to your class councillor.


Show The Love 

As part of our work on global citizenship, the School Council did a brilliant job this week leading our 'Show the love' event in school. They have helped us all learn more about climate change and the simple steps we can all take to protect our beautiful earth from further damage.

We made green hearts to show what we love about the world and each of us made a simple promise to protect our environment - well done everyone! 



St Thomas's CE Primary School
Hodnet Drive,
Ashton in Makerfield,
Wigan WN4 8PQ
Main Contact: Miss Suzanne Burgess
SEN Contact: Mrs Fairclough